View a Vessel's Detailed Track Record

There are two ways to view all the Latest Positions of any vessel as recorded by MarineTraffic:

  • click on the Position History link from the Vessel InfoWindow

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  • click on the Latest Positions link in the Voyage Info section of the Vessel Details page.

In any case, you will be able to get to the MarineTraffic Vessel Track page of the vessel you are interested in where you can view the history of her positions as recorded by MarineTraffic.You are able to search for other vessels by simply typing another vessel's name in the appropriate search field. Use the

Use the Date Range filter to alter the time-frame for which you will be getting recorded positions.

Note: The maximum available range limit depends on your subscription plan or bundle. You can check the limits here.

The Source filter enables you to select the recorded AIS positions based on the origins of the incoming signals - read more here.

As with every MarineTraffic page that displays search results, there are also the Reset Filters and Hide Filters options at the right end of the Filters section. You can also click on the Data Export button if you are interested in exporting recorded data. Finally, you are able to get to the Details page of the vessel you have used for your search by clicking on the relevant option (Show vessel details).

Search results are displayed in rows and each row is a separate record of a past position of the subject vessel as registered to the MarineTraffic database.

 You can see the following information for each recorded vessel position:

  • Timestamp (UTC): The date and the specific time that each position was recorded (time in UTC)
  • AIS Source: The type of source that received the information on the vessel's position
  • Speed (kn): The speed (in knots) that the vessel was moving at when her position was recorded 
  • Latitude (°) / Longitude (°): The specific coordinates of the vessel's position at the respective recording time
  • Course (°): The course (in degrees) the vessel was sailing at the time of her position's recording

Clicking on any of the above-mentioned column titles will result in ordering the search results accordingly. Clicking twice will reverse this order.

You can also click on the Show on Map icon to view the past track of the vessel displayed on the Live Map.

At the bottom of the page, you can get informed regarding the total amount of search results returned, move through the results pages or select the number of displayed records per result page (10/20/50).